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In subway announcement, Cuomo blames Con Ed

28 July, 2017, 00:34 | Author: Samuel Sharp
  • Will the MTA's Subway Rescue Plan Work?

Cuomo and de Blasio are now in a game of political chicken over who is responsible for paying for the MTA's emergency plan, and it could end up costing subway riders in the long run. The union supports the subway rescue plan, which calls for fixing signals and tracks and hiring 2,700 workers.

A letter sent Wednesday from PSC Chairman John Rhodes to Con Edison CEO John McAvoy said, "There are significant actions that Con Edison should be taking now" to improve reliability, including "comprehensive inspections of all electric equipment that serves the MTA system".

"To the operating budget, Chairman Lhota's plan calls for $456 million in additional resources - it's quite an awesome coincidence, that is literally the amount of money that the state of NY has diverted from the MTA's budget since 2011", he said at a press conference.

The budget presentation by Mr. Foran also revealed the steep costs of the agency's contingency plans for summer repairs at Pennsylvania Station in NY - a transit headache Mr. Cuomo called the "summer of hell".

The appeal for private contributions to the city's crumbling subway system comes after months of breakdowns and delays that have contributed to the first decrease in ridership in more than 20 years.

"There is no time for delay, and there is no tolerance for a lack of commitment on this issue".

The union for MTA workers wants to hold Mayor Bill de Blasio accountable for the crumbling transit system with a new ad campaign aimed at putting the heat on Hizzoner.

Underneath the cordial surface, combustible NY politics still simmers.

The governor added that the funding to transform the beleaguered MTA begins "today".

Also, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority was accused by the mayor of not spending its capital budget.

De Blasio refused to cough up the remaining $456 million needed for the MTA's proposed emergency action plan at a press conference Tuesday evening held on the City Hall R/W subway platform, saying the state already has the funds. "But before he asks hardworking New York City taxpayers to kick in more, the governor should return the money he siphoned away from MTA riders, re-allocate the money he's using to light up bridges, and fulfill his $1 billion promise".

Lhota this week unveiled a plan to fix the subways that includes adding cars on trains to ease overcrowding, removing seats from some cars to increase capacity and prioritizing door maintenance.

Over the weekend, de Blasio rode the F train at the 4th Avenue-9th Street station and reiterated that it's Cuomo's responsibility to fix the subway system. "Con Edison has a duty to safely, prudently and effectively provide electricity that powers the subway system".


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